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Betty Jean (Veen) Steenstra

October 17, 1941 ~ February 12, 2018 (age 76)

BETTY JEAN STEENSTRA, age 76, of Edgerton, died Monday, February 12, 2018, at her home. She was born October 17, 1941, in Flandreau, SD, to Fred and Norma (Wittrock) Veen. As a young girl, Betty moved with her family to rural Pipestone, later settling north of Pipestone. She graduated from Pipestone High School and later worked as a telephone operator.

Betty married Sabo G. Steenstra on July 5, 1963, in Edgerton. After their marriage, the couple lived in Washington DC. They then moved to their current residence two miles west of Leota. Betty worked at Fey Industries, in Edgerton, for over twenty years before retiring. Sabo died on June 18, 2012.

She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, reminiscing about the good old days and especially spending time with her family.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Kiersten (Ron) Hagberg, Holland, MN; son, Bill (Kim) Steenstra, Quasqueton, IA; four grandchildren, Justin (Kaitlin) Schaap, Andrew (Brandi) Schaap, Micaela Steenstra and Dennise Steenstra; two great-grandchildren, Jase & Adalyn Schaap; and a great-grandchild to be welcomed into the world in August; two brothers, Loren Veen, Holland; and Dale (Carol) Veen, Pipestone; two sisters-in-law, Kay Alsum, Byron Center, MI; and Joanne Kortleever, Denver, CO; and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Sabo; sister-in-law, Ardis Veen; and three brothers-in-law, Billy Steenstra, Elmer Kortleever and Seymour Alsum.

   A time of fellowship will be from 10 to 10:30 am Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home in Luverne. A memorial service will be 10:30 am Saturday at the Dingmann Funeral Home, in Luverne, officiated by Pastor Ron Nichols. A private family burial of cremains will be at a later date at the Leota Community Cemetery.


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